Where do I begin? I have written and rewritten this review a million times, unable to find the words to adequately describe how incredible AlekseyK Photography is. After seeing some of the photos Aleksey took for a friend’s wedding, we knew his...
work was something special.
We first met Aleksey via Skype, which he happily suggested as a way to accommodate our tricky schedule. After one chat, we knew that Aleksey’s personality and style was something that needed to be incorporated into our wedding day. We opted for the “Full Day Coverage” option, which included a second photographer (Aleksey’s lovely wife Leah), 12 hours of service, digital files, a print release and a $250 credit.
We chose to use our credit on an engagement session which was one of the best decisions we could have made. A few days prior, Aleksey sent us an email with some words of advice, “It's not every day that you get to spend 2 hours together doing nothing but staring into each other's eyes, holding hands, hugging, kissing and being super sweet to one another so take advantage of that time! And for my clients, I want them to forget I'm even there. … The best photos are created when you forget about the camera and let loose.”. While I was concerned about posing and smiling nice, I realized that I overlooked the fun-factor. The opportunity as a whole was a great learning experience that allowed us to establish a relationship with Aleksey and Leah prior to our big day.
In the months leading up to our wedding, Aleksey went out of his way to help us get organized. He helped us create a timeline to ensure we didn’t overlook any important details and asked us to put together a Pinterest inspiration board. Both guaranteed that his photos would perfectly align with our vision. Putting in the extra effort truly paid off!
Our wedding day went off without a hitch. We knew that we were in safe hands with Aleksey and Leah. They seamlessly blended with our family and friends, capturing the most natural moments, happiest smiles and genuine feelings. Their experience and professionalism made it easy for us to relax and enjoy. When we were surprised by a cloud of rain, Leah ran to the car to bring us umbrellas. Meanwhile, Aleksey made the most of the situation and used the visual effects of the weather to produce the most magical photos. Aleksey’s technique sets him apart from other photographers; he takes advantage of the lighting and environment for every picture rather than creating an unnatural look by over-editing.
Just two short days after our wedding, we got a sneak peak of about 100 photos. The talent and effort put into making this happen was evident; each photo was picture-perfect with Aleksey’s passion and photo-journalistic style radiating through. Going back through our images allows us the opportunity to experience the memories and emotions all over again. In addition to our pictures, Aleksey included a short video that perfectly summarized our day. This remembrance was truly a gift that we will forever cherish.
I can’t say enough great things about AlekseyK Photography. From start to finish, Aleksey and Leah offered endless support, advice and guidance. This husband and wife team can truly turn a vision into a reality.